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Boathouse White Rock

4.2
1675 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
We are proud to present an extensive selection of great recipes, wines, and unique cocktails to provide you with an amazing west coast dining experience. Join us in our relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-9:30pm
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Phone number
(604) 536-7320
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brent Fisher
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vidal
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

The Boat house White Rock will only be featuring a buffet brunch (no regular menu available) from 9 - 3 pm on Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1675 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I arrived and was seated incorrectly as in my reservation I specifically requested a window seat for my out of town guest. At first my wife was told no they don’t allow you to reserve window seats, however when I arrived and discovered we were put into a booth in the back and asked again, the manager came out and moved us to a beautiful window seat at a table. The service was great and everyone enjoyed the food it was a wonderful experience for my guest from Ontario.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good and our. Waitress (Sarah) was also very good. They need to have someone greet you when you walk up to the sign that says "Please wait to be sited". They didn't have anyone there. A bartender was close but not close enough to have a conversation about seating and reservations. A waitress came by after awhile and asked if we wanted to sit outside on the patio, we said yes. I should have mentioned that we had a reservation but I didn't as there were several tables available. I now understand there is another part to the Boathouse, upstairs and we were on the ground floor. There was no sign indicating that we should go up there. I should have researched it more before going. In any event and I apologize for being long winded, we would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was great! Had a wonderful time with my girlfriend! We both love seafood and the service was very fast! Highly recommend the coconut shrimp! DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything’s good.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It has always been a great place, beautiful view excellent service and great food

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Dave was an amazing server and can’t wait to return.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautiful views of the ocean front.
Food selection is great, I order the Coconut Cod special of the restaurant, sauce was very runny and quinoa was soggy. Cod was very well done but flavorless as were the veggies that accompanied the dish.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friendly professional service and great seafood. Awesome ocean view too

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Drinks were delicious. Love the coronarita!! Steak dinner was to die for 😍

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food and service was only outdone by the view. If I didn't keep getting bugged about writing a review so often, it would be a much nicer experience.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Love this place. Excellent food and top notch service.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We asked for a window table and were seated at the last table at the far south end of the restaurant. It was cramped and somewhat claustrophobic. When the sun went down it was impossible to see as the room lighting does not extend to that area and there was no light at the table. There should not be a table at this location. The food was disappointing. The maple salmon was overcooked and the “plank” kind of pathetic. The halibut was very thin, more fish and chips grade, not what one would expect from a $40 entree. It was well overcooked as well. The cod was the best of the lot, not particularly overcooked and of decent thickness but was imbued with a very spicy sauce that was not warned about on the menu. The coconut shrimp was a meagre portion and no better than anything one can get frozen. The “featured red wine” was very tannic, borderline undrinkable, and certainly not a crowd pleaser. There are innumerable wines of decent quality that could be served at over $10 per glass. The service was brusque and infrequent. The first waitress cashed out on the middle of our meal because “the restaurant did not want to pay overtime”. That kind of summed up the experience: an uninspired, mediocre effort at an exorbitant price. Certainly not the Boathouse I once knew.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful view, friendly staff & great food! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

for the price you should get a better cut of beef and more crab and prawns.Had the oscar withe top sirloin

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our service was amazing and even though we were late we had great food and wonderful service. The managttook extra care of us since we had 3 little one under 6 Thanks for making our evening memorable and fun!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food. Reservations accepted for
Lunch and had a wonderful window view. Food was wonderful.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Staff is so rude..last two times.... from start to finish as soon as our server got his tip he was a total diff guy

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Maple Salmon was absolutely the best

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fantastic birthday dinner this month! Highly recommended for any occasion when you want to have an incredible view of the ocean.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service and good tasting food

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Normally go here for seafood, which is always awesome. This occasion was to take my date for Crab fest. I made reservations on open table and asked for a specific table which they provided :) Service was excellent and my peppered gin cocktail was amazing. I had the steak and crab with prawns. my date had the Crab which she loved - market price was $55 for her meal. my steak was cooked fine but tough; this can happen. I had two prawns on my plate. they comped dessert due to my steak ( I should have sent it back after the first bite, my bad). this was my first time having steak here and I think ill stick with seafood next time. boathouse = seafood whereas Keg = steak. I should have known.lol

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food quality really is sub-optimal, and unfortunately, the service is also just okay. It feels like the Boathouse needs a real refresh to keep-up with competitors - they're most definitely falling behind.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Restaurant was great! Bar downstairs was not great. We waited for bartender for 10 min, then she was super slow to serve us, cleaning glasses in between mixing our drinks. Took 25 mins to get a drink.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My sisteŕ and brother in law were visiting from out of town and as I was their matron of honour at their wedding coming up to 30 years ago we took them out for a special meal. Everything from booking a reservation, requesting and getting a window seat to the fabulously prepared dinner was perfect. Server was awesome and was there when needed but left us alone to savour the view, food, wine and conversation. All in all a perfect evening enjoyed by all 4 of us.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great seafood. Large shrimp and mussels. Service was a little rushed and forgetful. The music was not suitable for the upscale of this restaurant. It did not suit the style. Too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was delicious food, the girl was very friendly and professional. We loved the whole experience taking dinner at the Boathouse Restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I had asked for a window table and we got a window table,
Thanks for paying attention to the request.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at the Boathouse. The service was very good. The food was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love the menu here and the food we selected was delicious. Service was prompt and everything came exactly as described on the menu.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Requested table with a view and was put in the corner with a view of the side street. Then the table of kids made it even worse...So much for romantic dinner. Food was ok server was a great guy.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great dinner, enjoyed the view of the falling snow.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentines dinner. It was very nice.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I normally enjoy dining at Boathouse White Rock. However, this time it was disappointing. They offered set menus ($49.99 and $59.99 for 3-course meal) for Valentine's Day, but the food was mediocre at best. The best of the night was when Rachel, who served me a couple of times in the past, recognized me and greeted me very kindly as we were leaving.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love coming here especially in the summer on the patio. This time I came for Valentine's Day. Was a little disappointed with the clientele actually. Everything was nice in the restaurant, however,most people came dressed very casual. I was very surprised as it was a romantic occasion. I don't know if it was changing attitudes or people thought less of the location and didn't see it as a place thar was worthy of dressing up for.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day! They made an error with the menu but fixed it with a replacement dish in 5 minutes. The food was perfect. My husband had prime rib with stuffed prawns and I had steak with stuffed prawns. Delish.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I would enjoy the food more if it was not over-hot with chili peppers or whatever hot
spices are used. It is not just the boathouse but it seems like all restaurants these days
insist on putting 'hot' into most everything. For me this takes away from the other flavours on the plate and leaves an unpleasant hotness in my mouth and starts my sinuses running. Hot dishes should be elective with degrees of hotness available so one is prepared and not disappointed in their meal. When I cook with green curry at home you get the curry flavor and your taste buds are not burned out for the rest of the meal. I hope this is taken as constructive criticism as intended.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were seated at a table with a great view of the ocean and we watched a magnificent sunset.
The service and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Had guests in from Paris, France and they enjoyed the location and the food was exceptional. Would recommend this location to everyone.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server, Michelle was phenomenal! Out of 6 people, 3 had severe allergies and she took great care of us. This was so appreciated as eating out is already difficult enough. We will definitley be back!

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